8 Road workers killed in 3 years according to the article above.
9 Road workers killed in 5 years according to the link below
Q .- How many cyclists killed in 2012? A . - 118 = 2 a week.
The local radio has adverts on every hour saying dont crash into road workers . Of course its an important job and they are out in all weathers , sometimes at night often fixing the roads after a crash has damaged barriers . Or resufacing them after all the cars and lorries have worn them out.
WHy don't cyclists get adverts saying . This is John . Son , Husband , Daddy and statistic. John wont be riding home as he was killed in a road accident.
Im just abit 'Why them and no-one else?' Surely the limited funding should be directed at the highest casualty figures .
More info and some stats + adverts here.- http://www.rowsaf.org.uk/
3000 Horse accidents a year on the roads and no radio adverts for them .
I might be wrong of course and its clearly wrong that anyone gets killed on the public highway. The funding has partly come from private companies , but some has come from the government .
I guess it may be because Im old enough to remember the Green Cross Code ads and Road safety demonstrations at school, and i dont think they bother anymore.